Studies in Hadith and Islamic Law

ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Kattānī


Shaykh ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Kattānī, the Living Legend of Morocco

“I am from the partisans of Ḥadīth, and they are the best party. I hope to reach a hundred, having already passed the age of ninety.”  – Abū Ṭāhir al-Silafī (d. 576 AH) The epithet ruḥla is an interesting designation coined for someone who is considered a destination for academic travel. At the turn of the 8th century AH, when news spread that the Damascene Abū al-ʿAbbās al-Ḥajjār (d. 730...

Studies in Hadith and Islamic Law


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